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Nvidia to launch cryptocurrency mining graphics cards


According to reports, Nvidia (Santa Clara, CA) is planning to launch graphics cards specifically designed for mining cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. One such card is listed on the site of computer maker Asus (Taipei, Taiwan).
Called the ASUS Mining P106, it is described as being “designed for coin mining” and “delivering maximum hash-rate production at minimum cost.”
ASUS Mining P106
The Mining P106 is based on the Nvidia RX 470 graphics processing unit (GPU). Such video gaming GPUs are often used in cryptocurrency mining applications, however dedicated mining cards can dispense with video ports and connectors.
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Blockchain will help us prove our identities in a digital world

Blockchain“Who are you?” may well be the world’s most frequently asked question. On a website, in a nightclub, at an airport, or in front of a bank counter, everyone wants us to prove that we are who we say we are.
But 2.4 billion poor people worldwide, about 1.5 billion of whom are over the age of 14, can’t answer that question to the satisfaction of authorities. While they certainly know who they are, they are often excluded from property ownership, free movement, and social protection simply because they can’t prove their identity.
They are more exposed to corruption and crime, including people trafficking and slavery.
Insightfully, the United Nations is aiming to change this, with UN Sustainable Development Goal #16, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, aiming to “provide legal identity to all, including birth registration, by 2030”. Click here for more…

(by Michael Mainelli)